Press Release

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro Wraps Up Public Service Career

COLUMBUS, OH – February 1, 2013 – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro concludes more than 30 years of public service today, retiring after serving nearly two years as Chancellor. Petro was appointed by Governor John Kasich in March 2011 to lead the University System of Ohio, one of the largest systems of public higher education in the nation.  

Educator Preparation Program Performance Reports Issued


COLUMBUS, OH, Jan. 8, 2013 – The Ohio Board of Regents has released the first of what will become annual comprehensive performance reports for each OBR-approved educator preparation program in Ohio.

The Educator Preparation Performance Reports, which include performance data on the metrics identified for teacher and principal preparation programs, will provide valuable information to a variety of audiences regarding available educator preparation programs in Ohio.

Ohio’s Colleges and Universities Establish Remediation-Free Standards


COLUMBUS, OH – January 3, 2013Ohio’s public colleges and universities today issued uniform statewide standards for students to be considered remediation-free for college-level English, writing, math and science.  Approximately 41% of all public high school students entering a public college or university in the state are currently taking at least one remedial course in English or math.